What would you say to your younger self?
Would you talk to them kindly, give them a big hug and tell them they are doing a great job? Would you treat them with kindness and compassion?
If so then why don't we treat ourselves like this? We are still that little person. The same heart, the same feelings, just a few more experiences under our belt.
Maybe we should tell our inner child that there is no such thing as perfect in this grown up world, that it's ok to be a work in progress. To let go of trying to please everybody. To try to believe in themselves.
Let's remember who we were before the wrinkles and the responsibilities and perhaps it can encourage us to be a bit less tough on this grown up version..